APS members (15) from across Highland, including Aberdeen-shire and the Western Isles, expanded their knowledge about the management arrangements associated with temporary works in a construction environment. The regional CPD workshop delivered by Safehands Health and Safety Consultants Ltd looked at the topic of temporary works in a construction environment. The ﬁrst part of the presentation by Andrew Gardiner covered the scope and deﬁnition of temporary works, the background to BS5975, management procedures; especially for smaller contracts. The second part of the workshop was presented by Paul Davies and delegates were tasked with creating a design risk register for a real-life scenario; and then looking at the speciﬁc responsibilities of both designers and contractors. With a key focus on ensuring that risks were eliminated and/or reduced as required by Reg. 9 of CDM 2015.
Andrew Gardiner who is also Treasurer for APS Scotland North committee said: ‘this was an excellent turnout from across the region, bringing a vast range of knowledge and experience under one roof. The enthusiasm during the workshops was really appreciated and it was clear that everyone who attended, has a better understanding of how to implement and assist their clients with the management of temporary works. As a committee, we are keen to develop a wide range of regional CPD events in response to member feedback, and today showed the enormous value of linking regional along with national CPD events.’